2018 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Car Attack


Ryan Kelly

The Daily Progress

12 August, 2017

People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA.

The white nationalist rally, opposing city plans to remove a statue of Confederate icon General Robert E. Lee, attracted counter-protests. James Alex Fields Jr drove his car at high speed into a sedan, propelling it and a minivan into a group of anti-racist protesters, killing Heather Heyer (32) and injuring a further 19 people. Fields fled the scene in his own vehicle, but was stopped by Charlottesville police and later charged with murder.

About the photographer

Ryan Kelly

The Unite the Right rally and aftermath marked his final assignment at the newspaper, before he and his wife moved to Richmond. He continues to cover news and sports in both Rich...

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